04 April 2022

Across NSW, more than 95 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 94.6 per cent have received two doses to Saturday 2 April 2022.

  • Of children aged 12 to 15, 83.4 per cent have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 79.5 per cent have received two doses.
  • Of children aged 5 to 11, 49.6 per cent have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 28.2 per cent have received two doses.
  • Of people aged 16 plus, 60.4 per cent have now received a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This represents 64.4 per cent of the eligible population that received their second dose more than three months ago.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 17,537,945 with 5,024,245 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 12,513,700 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers to 11.59pm on Saturday 2 April 2022.

NSW Health encourages everyone who is eligible to receive a vaccination or their booster dose to book into a NSW Health vaccination clinic or another provider without delay through the COVID-19 vaccine clinic finder.

Sadly, NSW Health is today reporting the deaths of six people with COVID-19; four men and two women.

One person was aged in their 70s, three people were in their 80s and two people were in their 90s. Older age is a significant risk factor for serious illness and death for COVID-19, particularly when combined with significant underlying health conditions.

Of the six people, four people had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, one person had received two doses and one person had received one dose.

Three people were from Western Sydney, one person was from Sydney's south, one person was from the Lower Hunter region and one person was from the New England region.

NSW Health expresses its sincere condolences to their loved ones. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 2,463.

There are currently 1,418 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, including 56 people in intensive care, 18 of whom require ventilation.

There were 15,572 positive test results notified in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday – including 9,981 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs) and 5,591 positive PCR tests. The 5,591 positive PCR results were returned from a total of 46,629 PCR tests.

There has now been a total of 732,167 positive RATs recorded since reporting began on 13 January 2022.

Following further investigation, 44 COVID-19 cases detected by PCR tests have been excluded and 658 cases previously reported as RAT-positive have been confirmed as PCR-positive cases, bringing the total number of cases detected by PCR tests in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 1,163,265.

Everyone is urged to take simple precautions to protect each other from COVID-19, such as:

  • use a mask in indoor settings where you cannot maintain a safe physical distance from others
  • get your booster vaccine
  • get a test and isolate immediately if you have any COVID symptoms
  • clean your hands regularly.

Cases confirmed by PCR test and registered as RAT positive in the 24 hours to 4pm 3 April 2022, by Local Health District

Local Health District Positive PCR tests Positive RATs Total cases
Hunter New England6351,5232,158
Northern Sydney7011,2411,942
Western Sydney8171,0851,902
South Eastern Sydney7411,0401,781
South Western Sydney7329791,711
Illawarra Shoalhaven355581936
Nepean Blue Mountains240571811
Central Coast216559775
Western NSW125402527
Northern NSW91346437
Mid North Coast32287319
Southern NSW89218307
Far West14748
Correctional settings707
Under Investigation10424128
Total 5,591 9,981 15,572

COVID-19 vaccination update

NSW COVID-19 vaccination rate Total* (ages 16 and over) Total** (ages 12 – 15) Total* (ages 5 -11)
All providers – first doses> 95%83.4%49.6%
All providers – second doses94.6%79.5%


All providers – third doses (ages 16 and over)60.4%n/a


*to 11:59pm 2 April 2022

**Please note: The 12 to 15-year-old vaccination rate has dropped slightly as unvaccinated children move into the 12 to 15-year-old bracket and 16-year-olds move into the 16+ age bracket. This results in small movements in age cohorts.

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered by NSW Health Doses past 24 hours* All doses
NSW Health – first doses1052,312,116
NSW Health – second doses1,3782,005,737
NSW Health – third doses709706,388
Total 2,192 5,024,241

*notified from 8pm 2 April to 8pm 3 April 2022.